This month marks the second anniversary of my first running date with Sarah. It’s our 2nd Runnerversary!
In a perfect world, everyone would have a running buddy as fabulous as this Runitlikeamom! What do I mean, you ask? Let me share…
I often wonder if I would have kept at this running thing without Sarah, or better yet, if I would have ever even started my running journey. I can honestly say that it was Sarah who helped me find my then dormant love for the run.
Who wouldn’t want to run with someone who provides frequent words of encouragement and support to help you reach your running goals? To talk you down from the ledge when pre-race nerves are getting the best of you? Wouldn’t it be fantastic (yes) to have someone who takes excellent pre-race selfies or is willing to try up to 100+ times if she must to capture the perfect pic?! Wouldn’t you love to have someone who will step outside of her comfort zone to run a race that is on YOUR bucket list (not necessarily her’s) just so you don’t have to runit alone? (Yes). Someone who will not only give you her thermal blanket and her husband’s hoodie when you finish your first marathon on a chilly, wet October morning, but she will also throw you an awesome party to celebrate with all your friends? Someone who makes great conversation even at Mile 12 after 2 hours of chit chat. Someone who will laugh with you (not at you) when you have an unfortunate potty emergency during your long weekend run and who is totally willing to cut the run short for the sake of your bowels. Someone who will listen to you obsess over your race schedule and training plans and never seem bored. Someone who will carry your water, give you the pin off her bib, share her only banana, and even piggy-back you across the finish line if she has to. Yup, I’m pretty sure I hit the run bud lotto.
Thank you Sarah for all that you’ve done and all that you continue to do to keep me running and having fun! I am so looking forward to our many miles ahead.
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